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Nellie Alberda, age 84, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015 at Metron of Cedar Springs after a long battle with Alzheimer`s Disease.  The daughter of Martin & Berdena (Moorlag) Van Duyn, she was born on March 18, 1931 in Rock Valley, Iowa and worked as an accountant with the Michigan Department of Corrections at the prison in Coldwater. 

She was preceded in death by her parents;  her husband, Wesley Dale Alberda;  a son, Gary Alberda;  her step-mother, Merna Van Duyn; and a sister, Jean Feenstra. 

Surviving are her children, Doug & Lisa Alberda, Patricia Alberda, Rick & Nancy Alberda;  a daughter-in-law, Beverly Alberda;  her granchildren, Chad (Janelle) Alberda, Shannon (Bill) Crane, Jennifer (Todd) Frazier, and Monica (Scott) Moore;  her great grandchildren, Zachary & Elyn Alberda, Addyson & Mason Crane, Aubree & Micah Frazier, Nolan, Colby, and Emma Moore;  and two sisters, Lee (Jack) Nyenhuis, and Hanna (Scott) Aardema.

Family and friends will celebrate Nellie's life on beginning with a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at White Creek Estates Community Building, 15851 White Creek Avenue, Cedar Springs, with a memorial open house immediately following from 3-6 p.m.  Instead of flowers, Nellie would have appreciated contributions in her memory to either Hospice of Michigan or the Alzheimer's Association.  

Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Nellie's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.ChristiansenCares.com  Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.

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